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bathtub chillin'. ♪ we see this on the show a lot. >> i'm proud. >> you should feel very proud about this accomplishment. this feat of physical prowess. >> save! >> these guys out on the boat are coming up under this bridge, tosses the beer over the bridge and they get the timing and the
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speed so perfectly, the guy is able to catch it himself, again on the other side. >> i just point out this is nothing more than a science experiment. they're showing momentum and how it's constant and there you go. >> can i poo-poo it, i see cars on the active roadway. if something goes wrong you toss a beer into somebody's car. >> thank you. >> yeah! >> over to this next one, again, because men -- >> ha! >> in this case he's at a sock company decided to take their polaris covered with a cool wrap through the car wash and appeared to be quite clean themselves. >> by the looks of their socks i think that's where the wrap is so decorative. i'm an aficionado. >> so are many other people. they have funky socks and inviting people to tag, find your feet on social media and you could be selected to come hang out with them and potentially go through the car wash yourself because apparently
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that is a goal. that's a look at some of the best videos on the internet. thanks for watching. rightthisminute.com has lots more. see you on the next all new "rtm." the long lasting scent of gain. now available in matching scents across your entire laundry routine. down there on the ground is a white, ford bronco. it's just in the left of your picture in the center, going from right to left. and it is not being chased, but it is being accompanied by a
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real fal ex-of cars and helicopters. >> that's peter jennings back in 1994. you know, the moment of that infamous chase 23 years ago is now indelibly ingrained into the american psyche. >> now after spending nine years behind bars for armed robbery, o.j. simpson has once goagain bn given his life back. but what will he do with if? . >> reporter: never far from the limelight. his life, mired in controversy. forever remembered for the trial of the century. >> you must acquit. >> not guilty of the crime of murder. >> reporter: accused and then acquitted of murdering ex-wife nicole simpson and her friend ron goldman. simpson was ordered to pay the
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families $33.5 million after being found liable in the civil trial. the goldmans say they've received less than 1% of that. simpson's always denied any involvement in those deaths. o.j. simpson will likely be released in october and move to florida to be with his children. if granted, he will be assigned to a florida probation officer and be supervised in accordance with the conditions of his parole. simpson still earns a nfl pension, estimated at $25,000 a month, but it's protected under feder federal law. >> the goldmans cannot get access to it. it is simply not an asset they can size. >> reporter: simpson says it was an unfortunate events. a perfect storm. >> [ bleep ]. >> reporter: this is actual audio of simpson from inside that room. secretly recorded. it would later be critical evidence in the courtroom.
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>> [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> it was stated that i pointed the gun. i never pointed that gun at anybody. i did take my gun out for one, like split second, and when i realized that the room was safe, i just put it back in. the minute i pulled the gun out, i'm like, man, this is a robbery. you know. this is going to be on national news. you are going to jail for this. >> reporter: simpson and his five accomplices, all under arrest and facing stiff charges. his buddies began to roll over, striking plea deals for lesser charges and no jail time. in exchange for testifying against their pal, o.j. simpson. >> i said, [ bleep ] o.j. i'm not going to prison for him, because i know he wouldn't go for me. >> reporter: michael mcclinton has written a book. what was it like for you to walk in here today. >> even walking in here my heart is pounding. >> reporter: walter's life has changed, too.
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he is now a minister. >> it's all about god's word in this church. >> reporter: each say it's right for simpson to finally win his freedom. >> i think it's a travesty that he's been in for nine years. i do not brief elieve he commit that crime way back. i think it is all about pay back. >> sit your ass down and spend the rest of your life with your family and stay out of trouble. >> reporter: deborah roberts in las vegas. >> stay out of trouble. let's hope that he does that. wonder what's next for him, maybe a reality show. >> a lot of people projecting that he can't stay out of the limelight, but he is asking -- >> especially since he said out of the limelight the last nine years. he didn't have a chance. he was in the pokey. >> he wants to go back to florida and be with his children. >> and what would that bronco chase look like today? would it be drones?
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whole bunch of people? >> it's anyone's guess, but certainly, all eyes were on that. the nation transfixed, though, with the fate of o.j. simpson. coming up, the material girl scores a major courtroom win. >> what a judge just did for madonna in an answer to her prayers. next.
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>> so a major auction of some of madonna's most perm personal items. >> she was blindsided when there were items that were no longer in her possession. she had no idea. here's amy robach. ♪ we are living in a material world ♪ >> reporter: madonna is singing a happy tune. a new york judge blocking an auction house for selling some of the material girl's very personal items, granting the pop star a temporary restraining order it that forced the auction house to remove 22 of 128 madonna items up for saile, underwear, a breakup letter with tupac s tupac shakur. she was shocked to learn through the media that tupac's letter was being auctioned since i had
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no idea the letter was no longer in my possession. the court documents indicate another item originally up for sale was a hairbrush that still had strands of the material girl's hair in it. i understand that a piece of dna could be extracted. she also notes that most of the madonna memorabilia put up for sale were provided by former friend darlene lutz who was a frequent overnight guest. and that she betrayed her trust. she fired back saying it is meritless. it is pretext for a personal vendetta. >> we thought she had a right to sell them and turns out she doesn't. >> there's quite of few items out there for auction. >> i'm sure, if you imagine some of your possessions are in someone else's possession,
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apparently that tupac letter alone would be $400,000. >> he was poetic in his breakup. >> i guess so. hey julie, i know today's critical, but i really need...
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♪ get some popcorn. it is time for "insomniac theater." >> and we start with what's being described as a world war ii epic of staggering spectacular. dunkirk tells a pivoting moment during the war from dunkirk, france. >> where are we going? >> dunkirk. >> there's no hiding from this, son. we have a job to do. >> if we go there, we'll die. >> if you think it looks riveting, critics agreed, it's
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earned a 94% rotten tomatoes. carrie darling writes, this is a movie that deserves to be seen on the largest screen possible and know whatever you have in your home does not count unless you are in an i max theater. i think there's a consensus. see it in imax. >> you're hardly talking about who's behind it. har harry styles. >> a lot of stars. next to another spectacular extravaganza set in the future from luke besson, the director of "the fifth element" comes valerian and the city of a thousand planets. in the 28th century, they head a team of special ops. they have to locate a dark force that threatens the universe.
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>> okay. what's the surest way there? >> north-northeast, 113 degrees. >> 70, 80. 90. that leads me straight into a wall. >> you said you wanted the shortest way. ♪ >> so, valerian is starring cara delevingne and rihanna. scoring a splat on rotten tomatoes. it is called a movie for science fiction fans who wish every minute of "star wars" was the cantina scene. but in terms of visual splendor, this would be fantastic. >> it's supposed to be the best visual movie ever. >> yeah. >> yeah. but it sounds like dunkirk is
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this morning on "world news now." after nine years behind bars, o.j. simpson will be a free man. >> the nation once again transfixed as simpson's fate hung in the balance. what we are learning about his desire to live conflict free and out of the spotlight. look at the scenes after a major earthquake strikes, taking several lives, popular resort towns rocked by the violent shaking, witnesses describing the horrifying moments that seemed to last forever. and back here at homes, severe summer storms bringing gusts so powerful you can see this car getting lifted up off the ground. and revenge of the nerves, comic-con under way in san diego request huge surprises for fans of all times. we'll preview some of the events and get a look at some of the
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best or rather the worst costumes, including the man who calls himself the world's most useless super hero. it's time for us to geek out. it's friday, july 21st. from abc news, this is world news now. >> that is always such a fun event in san diego. i always, when i used to live there tried to dress up and go to comic-con. >> you've been there several times? >> yeah, in the gas lamp area and realize that everybody else can dress up much better than i can. >> when you said geek up, i wondered how that differs from any other morning. >> we're going to start with the big news, o.j. simpson making the case that he should go free after serving nearly nine years in prison. >> relief on simpson's face as parole board members announce their unanimous decision that he will be released. it came after he expressed contrition for his crime.
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matt gutman with details. >> reporter: o.j. simpson, now 70, walking into that hearing room, slimmed down and relaxed and easing into ha seat and answering why he robbed his friend, a memorabilia collector and another man in 2007, he seemed to relitigate the crime with a flash of anger. >> so you believe that the property was yours? >> it's been ruled legally by the state of california that it's my property and they've given it to me. >> reporter: that drunken night earning him a 33 year sentence. he had been a model inmate, he made the case he was one of the best prisoners ever here. >> i don't think i could have represented this prison, i don't think any inmate has ever represented it better than i. i did my time. i tried to be helpful to everybody. >> reporter: then the first tears from simpson as his accuser made a plea on his behalf. >> this is a good man. he made a mistake.
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and if he called me tomorrow and said, bruce, i'm getting out, will you pick me up? juice, i'll be here tomorrow. i mean that, brother. >> reporter: simpson in his sight, tears of gratitude. >> and lastly, i'd like you to know that we've received hundreds of letters in support and opposition. and while we always encourage public input, the majority of the opposition letters are asking us to consider your 1995 acquittal and subsequent civil judgment, however these items will not be considered in this case. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you, ma'am. >> reporter: and his last words, the closest he comes to a full apology. >> i'm sorry it happened. i'm sorry to nevada. i wish, i wish richio had never called me. i thought i was glad to get my stuff back, but it wasn't worth it, nine years away from your
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family is just, just not worth it, and i'm sore ey. >> reporter: in the end, the decision unanimous, read one by one. >> considering all these factors, my goal is to grant your parole when effective. >> i agree to grant parole. >> mr. simpson, i do vote to grant parole when eligible. and that will conclude this hearing. >> thank you. >> thank you, thank you. [ applause ] >> reporter: as he was being escorted out, that heavy steel door closing behind him, you can see him clenching his fist saying oh, god, oh, god, moments before he had said thank you to his victim, bruce. and now the words, i'll call you. lovelock prison, nevada. >> what is simpson planning to do once he goes free? >> he wants to live in florida,
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that's the first thing, near his two youngest children. if that is granted, he'llable assign -- be assigned to a florida probation officer. >> he should have no problem supporting himself. he receives a pension from the nfl, reported to be $25,000 a month, which he has collected the entire time he has been in prison. it is expected he will walk free in the first week in object. the murder verdict was october 3rd, 1995. possibly walking free some 22 years after. new developments from the white house after president trump's legal team is reportedly seeking to discredit the russia probe by looking for potential conflicts of interest. they're said to be investigating the investigators hired by robert mu robert mueller. his president has asked about his power to pardon aides, family members and himself. he said mueller would be crossing a red line if he looked
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into family finances. the white house doubled down but says he has no intention of firing mueller. >> that should mott be viewed as a threat, as a warning to what this special counsel should or should not be looking at as it relates to the president's family's finances? >> the presidente preside's mak that the special counsel should not move outside the scope of the investigation. >> in the meantime, jeff sessions says he is not planning to resign after a blistering rebuke by the president who blasted him for recusing himself from the russia investigation. but sessions says he loves his job and plans to continue doing it as long as appropriate. despite the criticism, the white house says the president still has confidence in sessions. and one more note, as senators continue to investigate russia and possible collusion, the chair of the senate judiciary committee says they will be
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subpoenaed if they do not cooperate. jared kushner has agreed to speak to the senate intelligence committee on monday. breaking overnight, a deadly earthquake striking the kohl's of turkey and parts of groois. the greek island has been hit hardest, two people have been confirmed dead and more than 100 injured. dozens now spending the night in the streets. a small tsunami has also been reported. the streets of venezuela's capital city were eerily quiet for much of the gay, shut down -- day, shut down. demonstrators clashing with police, leaving at least two people dead. the president's constitutional re-write would create an authoritarian-style state. the u.s. has threaten the maduro with possible economic sanction if he goes through with his plan. two tornados touching down in western new york, south of
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buffalo. some buildings were damaged. a large number of trees were ripped up and power lines knocked down. thousands of customers are without power now. outdoor furniture and vehicles were tossed around by the wind that reached around 105 miles per hour. look at that piece of equipment flying into that vehicle. the buffalo area has not seen a tornado in more than 11 years, much less two in one afternoon. and there are currently 44 active major wildfires in 11 western states. one of the largest is the detwiler fire that we've been talking about all week just west of yosemite national park. it has destroyed about 100 buildings and burned 109 square miles. there have been more than 100 new wildfires in california in just this week aloin. all the fires are helped with
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high temperatures and heat advisories in more than two dozen states. >> some of the hottest weather will be in the midwest. >> accuweather's meteorologist julia widen has the forecast. >> we are still talking about major heat throughout the center portion of the country. temperatures could feel as hot as 110 degrees today, going to be absolutely scorching outside. now when it comes to the southwest, which is where we usually see heat and humidity, we'll still have that, but we're talking about afternoon rain and thunderstorms that could bring flooding rain to this region, kendis, erielle, back to you. >> great a bit of area with rains there. comic-con, also known as halloween in the summer has come to san diego. the massive annual celebration of comic books, fantasy, science fiction and more. >> the convention is jam-packed with movies, tv shows, lots of cool toys and familiar
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characters. >> it's been my dream, bringing these characters to life. >> san diego transforms into this nerd fest, and everybody loves it. the city loves it. the nerds are happy, the super heroes are happy. >> i'm calendar man. he's one of bc's most useless e heroes. >> there was a real-life iron man outside. this video from the "los angeles times" showing his exosuit. >> it was called something differently in 1970, i'm sure the founders had no idea what it would turn into. >> it's not just limited to san diego. you have a comic-con in the new york city area and all over the country now, all trying to replicate a kind of geek fest. >> sadly, we did not dress up for comic-con. >> still ahead, the friday
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polka. >> plus changing the way advertisers market to men and women, one country banning ads that use gender stereotypes. but first, the new test on those lithium ion batteries powering our devices that can explode. why the government wants to keep those batteries out of the cargo hold. and you can find us on facebook, wnnfans.com. and twitter. you're watching abc news now. every year, kids miss 22 million school days due to illness.
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we're seeing chilling new images of a deadly confrontation between a gunman and police in washington state. authorities releasing this video of a naked man aiming a rifle at police, police firing several shots and the suspect died at the scene. washington state patrol is now investigating this incident which occurred about two weeks ago. eight officers have been placed on administrative leave. the officer who shot and
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killed a bride to be is being criticized. justine damond was shot and killed as she approached a police car. and so far, the officer who pulled the trigger has declined to speak with state investigators. the police chief who just returned from vacation say the officer's actions go against who they are as a department, questioning why the body cameras were turned off. >> as to why the cameras weren't turned on, it is my belief the cameras should have been activated. >> the chief is assuring the family and community that justice will be served. foocus is on electronic devices. those with lithium ion batteries should be put in carry on baggage so crews can deal with any fires caused by those batteries. they will get extra attention as passengers are screened. sears are going to sell
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kenmore appliance evon amazon. they will integrate them with alexa. it opens the possibility that some day soon your refrigerator may know when you're running low on milk and order more for you. the body of salvador dali has been exhumed for a dna test. it's on the request of a woman who says i he is a father. he left a four. t -- fortune. >>or a man who risked his life to beat a2 nair. >> video shows him calmly sitting on top of the transit authority bus smoking a
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cigarette no less, apparently, when another rider declined to swipe him onto the bus he onto . all right. that's one way to get around it. >> overpass on top of the bus, thank goodness he's okay. >> could be a stunt double for somebody. coming up in our next half hour, what's behind the high-tech hyperloop. and a march kitiket being m. you're watching "world news now." ide the same omega-3 power. megared advanced triple absorption is absorbed three oil pills.etter.ndd fish megared advanced triple absorption. i wneverever wash my hair again now, i fuel it new pantene doesn't just wash your hair, it fuels it. with the first pro-v nutrient blend, making every strand stronger
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♪ ♪ >> oh, i'm sorry. >> that's what he sii sing everm i look in the mirror in the morning. >> in the uk, there's a new ban on ads that play to gender stereotypes. >> that's because those ads could negatively impact how children perceive themselves. here's paula farris. >> no thank you. >> reporter: they're the
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television commercials children watch during breakfast, a commercial showing a girl arranging her dolls and writing in her diary while her brother plays a rambunctious super hero. and this ad where a little girl becomes a ballerina and a boy becomes a secientist. >> this isn't working. >> reporter: now brittain's advertising regulator is cracking down on gender stereotypes, announcing that new rules will be created. >> young children learn from everything they see. they learn from what we teach them but they equally learn from their experiences and what they see around them including on tv or what's advertised gives them clear messages. >> reporter: the new standards will address the sexual objectification of women.
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>> this could have a ripple effect throughout the industry. whale while it only applies to the uk, it is a global industry. and these brands are talk being to different countries. and advertisers are attuned to what their peers are doing in other countries. >> reporter: and while the new standards won't again until later this year, it's an important step in showing kids they can be anything they want to be. >> at this age, their sense of who they are and who boys are and girls are are being molded. and this is their foundation they take forward. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> i grew up loving my buddy, my buddy and me. >> he remember it. >> and the kid sister. would those ads be banned? >> yeah. i understand being more inclusive, but it will be interesting to see if they work. because advertisers are notorious for doing what they want anyway. >> that's too bad.
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we'll just rock out. coming up, getting ready for national junk food day. it's a holiday. >>
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♪ it is a national holiday around here. we are celebrating, because it is -- >> national junk food day! woo! >> and we have plenty of junk food to celebrate. we asked some of our viewers, what are their favorite junk foods. >> this one. >> the potato chips came up as a popular item. and we're also celebrating for another reason. our audio guy, marty short, is retiring, not after one decades, two decades or three, but four decades, and he is responsible for a lot of the fun on the show. you want an example of some of his best ofs? [ screaming ] >> woo-hoo.
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>> we'll do some of his favorites. [ hiccup ] >> there's the boing. we do say congratulations on 40 years of being here. when he started here he was with barbara walters and such, and now it's all gone downhill to being here with myself. >> and me filling in. >> at least you're making it a little better. >> that is my favorite sexy sax. this polka in his honor. [ boing ] ♪ politics and foreign wars ♪ all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's world news polka ♪ if you're an insomniac ♪ and a good night's sleep you lack ♪ ♪ do the world news polka ♪ it's late at night, you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪
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♪ everybody dance ♪ have some fun, be a pal, every girl and gal do the world news polka ♪ ♪ philippe ♪ ♪ pancho ♪ everyone ♪ who cares what the bosses think because they're a goofy crew ♪ and if the neighbors call the cops ♪ ♪ when they yell, it's half past 3:00 ♪ ♪ tell them it's news to me ♪ five more days every week ♪ we're here with the tongues in cheek and the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's world new the polka ♪ do the world news polka yeah! have a great weekend, we'll see you monday! ♪
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this morning on "world news now." the russian investigation, muddying the trump administration's agenda with reports that the white house is trying to discredit. the special counsel leading that probe. plus, the shakeup in staff currently raising eyebrows. and even though o.j. simpson will be free this fall, he'll have parole guidelines to abide by. we'll take a look at what's next for simpson. when he is released from prison. and new this half hour, another stunning death in the music industry. >> the singer of linkin park dead from an apparent suicide. and what's the best-kept celebrity secrets? what did stevie wonder do for the third time? what did he do? it's friday, july 21st.
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♪ my love to you from abc news, this is "world news now." we have this debate about which song to use for stevie wonder. ♪ people ♪ >> but lately's about somebody cheating, that wouldn't be appropriate. we made it to friday. diane is cruising in alaska with oprah winfrey. erielle is with us. >> i'm sorry. >> we are sorry we can't be in alaska cruising with oprah and gail. we'll start with the russian interference in the election, a persistent sore point for the president. >> attorney general jeff sessions saying he will stay on the job even after the president slammed him for recusing himself from that investigation. special counsel robert mueller is reportedly looking into president trump's business dealings, lots of developments and the spokesman for trump's legal team working on the russia probe had resigned. he expressed frustration with the president's tweets.
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>> all this amid new reports that the president's lawyers are working to undercut the investigation by looking for conflicts of interest among mueller's investigators. here's abc's megan hughes. >> you will not resign? >> reporter: questions swirling about whether the nation's top cop, jeff sessions will be stepping down after this from trump to the "new york times." >> how do you take a job and then recuse yourself. if he would have recused himself before the job i would have said thank, jeff, but i'm not going to take you. >> reporter: attorney general sessions shaking off questions for now. >> we love this job, we love this department, and i plan to ten to do so as long as that is appropriate. >> reporter: in addition to sessions, president trump slamming rod rosenstein, james comey, andrew mccabe and special prosecutor robert mueller, the man tasked with investigating
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russia and possible collusion with the trump campaign. sources saying it is rife with conflicts. and investigators could kosross red line. >> is that a red line? >> i would say yes. >> reporter: democrats quick to accuse president trump of overreach. >> the president can't start drawing red lines. mueller has a right to investigate this. he reports to the justice department and not to the president of the united states. >> what we're seeing is obstruction of justice. criminal intent unfolding almost as a textbook case right before our eyes. >> reporter: the congressional investigation also heating up. the senate intelligence committee will interview jared kushner in private monday. donald trump jr. and former trump campaign manager, paul manafort have been asked to testify next wednesday. >> they don't voluntarily come, they'll be subpoenaed. >> reporter: the president didn't rule out firing prosecutor mueller. democrats say that would provoke a firestorm of outrage.
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it could result in congress renewing a law designed to protect independent counsel. kendis, erielle? the government has ordered exxonmobil to pay a fine for violating sanctions on russia. they are accused of disregarding the sanctions in 2014 when rex tillerson was the ceo. they signed eight contracts with a russian oil executive who was black listed following the annexation of crimea. exxon, which is worth nearly $400 billion is challenging the fine. senator john mccain, recently diagnosed with brain cancer has a message for supporters. in a tweet he expressed appreciation for the support. he promised his sparring partners in congress, though, that he will be back soon, so stand by. despite the news, mccain not skipping a beat, issuing a statement criticizing the trump administration for ending a program aiding the syrian opposition.
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he also had a message for his good friend and fellow senator, lindsey graham. >> how's his spirit? how is his mood when you talked to him? >> well, it was better than mine. he has called me three times this morning. no more woe is me, lindsey. he is yelling at me to buck up. so i'm going to buck up. >> buck up, senator graham. mccain's tumor has been removed. but doctors say there is a chance it could return. it's the same form of tumor that killed ted kennedy and joe biden's son beau. doctors saying, though, that mccain's underlying health is otherwise good. for the first time in nine years, o.j. simpson is waking up this morning that he will be a free man in october. >> simpson appeared before a nevada state parole board insisting that he has been a model prisoner, never getting into any trouble. >> the vote was unanimous by the board by one of the members warned simpson about his life
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after prison, that he will be watched. and he will have to follow all the rules. >> some of the conditions can be as simple as not drinking alcohol to excess, associating with felons, leaving the state without permission, being subject to search and seizure. so there's a whole slew of conditions you have to follow. do you think you can be successful with the conditions of parole? >> i haven't drank in nine years, i won't have a problem.
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>> kendis mentioned the earliest date he could go free is october 1st. >> simpson says he regrets missing so many family moments like birthdays and weddings, and now he looks forward to spending time with his children. abc's deborah roberts has details on his future plans. >> reporter: the image of that white bronco transfixing the nation. friday evening, june 17, 1994, simpson, who failed to turn himself in that morning in a slow-speed chase across l.a.'s freeways, for 9:00 p.m., nine hours, 47 minutes later, he finally surrenders. that mug shot, then the trial of the century. that bombshell verdict. >> not guilty of the crime of murder in violation of penal code section 187. >> reporter: still riveting the country decades later, the fx movie, the espn documentary, and 21 years and nine days later, >> thank you. >> reporter: but what will simpson's life be like come october? where will he live? >> you're requesting to live in florida. >> reporter: florida near his children. if granted, corrections officials said he'll be assigned a florida probation officer and will be supervised in accordance with the conditions of his parole. despite his acquittal, simpson was later found liable of that double murder in a civil trial and ordered to pay $33.5 million to the brown and goldman families.
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the goldmans say they've received less than 1% of that. as for simpson, he'll go on to collect a recorded $25,000 a month pension from the nfl. legally, money the families can't touch. but the goldmans say they'll go after all other earnings. >> that's his punishment. if we don't pursue it we've given him another pass. >> reporter: as for life beyond punishment, it's likely to begin in florida near his children. he told the parole commission he wants to be near family. deborah roberts, abc news, new york. >> certainly eyes will be on o.j. simpson after his release. firefighters say they're turning the corner on the devastating fire in california's central valley. but the detwiler fire has destroyed at least 99 buildings, 50 of them homes. the wildfire near yosemite national park has consumed 70,000 acres a forced thousands of people to flee their homes. the stadium where the
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cleveland browns play may be a fire hazard. the ap reports that the same types of panels linked to a deadly high rise fire in london were linked to the stadium. but the chief says they shouldn't worry about it. elon musk is out with his latest high-tech project and it may be a high speed line from new york to washington, d.c. he claims he has verbal approval from the government for a hyperlink system. the trip would take 29 minutes. they didn't say which government agency has given him it that green light verbally. >> sign me up. that's my old stomping grounds, you lived in d.c. too. >> i don't know that i want to go through the test flight. you can go first. coming up in "the skinny," celine deion, and french fries. how she's making a name for
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herself as a style icon. and the music industry mourning the loss of chester bennington. but first, here's a look at today's forecast. ♪ ♪ in the end, it doesn't even matter ♪ ♪ "world news now" weather, brought to you by vista print. ♪ not all fish oil supplements provide the same omega-3 power.
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♪ in the end, it doesn't even matter ♪ ♪ >> so many of us reliving our childhood and seeing these scenes, a little bit of it died yesterday. fans mourning the death of linkin park front singer. chester bennington, found dead in his home near los angeles in a suspected suicide. >> he leaves behind six children. he was 41 years old. >> bennington released seven albums with the hard rock band. >> they formed the band in 1996 with two friends. they rose to prominence with their debut album, "hybrid theory."
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they have sold 70 million albums worldwide. and yesterday, after the news, posting this image to bennington to twitter with no caption. >> the band mate and friend mike, we know him, tweeting shocked and heartbroken, but it's true, adding that the band would issue a statement a little later on, which they did. >> bennington reportedly hanged himself in his home in l.a. county. his body was discovered yesterday morning before 9:00 a.m. >> neither the corps nrner nor the fire department would confirm the cause of his death. he was known for his piercing scream, free-flowing anguish. the struggles with drug addiction fueled many of his hits. his recent hit released in may, debuted at number one by the way. the band was scheduled to go on tour next thursday in mansfield, massachusetts.
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>> big names in the music industry really heartbroken over this, weighing in, deejay elvis durant shared a photo and poignant message, saying seeming happy is never enough. >> and another sentiment, mental health is no joke. we must destigmatize the conversation around it. and jimmy kimmel, our friend, tweeting, chester was one of the kindest men i've had on my show. my heartbreaks for his family and friends. he will be missed. >> bennington was very close with singer chris cornell who himself committed suicide by hanging. yesterday would have been cornell's 53rd birthday. >> at the time, bennington responded to the suicide with a note on social media saying i can't imagine a world without you, i pray you find peace in the next life. >> and bennington performed the song "one more light" on kimmel's show.
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♪ we saw brilliance ♪ when the world was asleep ♪ there are things that we can have ♪ ♪ but can't keep ♪ if they say ♪ who cares if one more light goes out ♪ ♪ in the sky >> kind of ironic and shocking to see and hear him give that, perform that tribute for his friend chris cornell. little did we know he was going through his own issue at that time. we'll be right back. ♪ all we are ♪ we're quicker, quicker ♪ who cares if
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♪ girl, do i do ♪ what you do ♪ >> okay so time now for "the skinny," and that's this keeping with the theme as we start with a big announcement from stevie. >> the 25-time grammy award winner has tied the knot for the third time. >> it happened at the hotel bel-air in los angeles and was jam-packed with celebrity guests, including john legend, babyface sang his song. ♪ you've got that whip appeal >> just three years a wonder and gracie welcomed their second child, mia, it was wonder's ninth child. his eldest is 42. best wishes from all of us to the happy couple. long time together. >> good for them. next to comic-con 2017 getting under way in san diego. >> more than 100,000 fans have crammed into the city there by
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the bay along with hollywood's biggest stars, including some no-name actor, ryan gosling. and channing tatum, charlise theron and the cast of the new justice league film. >> the four-day fan fest will give us a look at the walking dead and ga"game of thrones". >> speaking of new looks, how's this one for halle berry, halle berry, halle berry. chug, chug, chug. she apparently couldn't resist a challenge, throwing back a half pint glass of whiskey. >> woo! that will leave a burn. >> yes, it will. >> she was part of the panel for kingsmen, and that was pegged to the film. >> wow. good for her. that will put some hair and then some. so celine deion, music super star of course is known for dramatic flair on-stage.
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>> not only her music but fashion choices. she is solidifying herself as a style icon. in a new video with vogue, she outcelines celine. ♪ ♪ ooh ♪ i'm crazy like a fool ♪ why, why, why daddy >> oh. lookin' fierce, celine dion. you can see the entire video at vogue.com. and finally, principle sis charlotte proving that she's already pretty much a pro at her royal duties. >> the two year old british royal was caught on camera doing a nearly flawless curtsy on the red carpet tarmac as she bid good-bye to officials in poland. >> two nearly perfect toddlers there. this did have a little prodding from princess kate to say "thank you."
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♪ we had some pretty blockbuster headlines this week, including o.j. simpson being granted parole after nearly 9 years behind bars. >> but we had time to bring you other stories, including toilet paper couture, that's the kind of stuff we're proud of here. >> holy mackerel. >> fast-moving water sweeping away a group of swimmers. it swept away just about everything in its path, carrying mud, trees and a lot of rocks. and it was moving fast, more than 30 miles per hour. >> a plea from an anguished father for an explanation about why his daughter was gunned down by a police officer. >> we only ask that the light of justice shine down on the
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circumstances of her death. >> it was dark. damond exited out of her house toward the street to meet the officers in the squad car responding to her 911 call. >> one of the most controversial figures in american life is once again heading toward freedom. o.j. simpson was granted parole after spending nine years in prison for a botched robbery. >> i thought i was glad to get my stuff back, but it wasn't worth t nine years away from your family is just not worth it, and i'm sorry. >> we want to start with the breaking news, the shocking news we learned overnight about an american hero, john mccain. his doctors confirming that the two-time presidential candidate is battling an aggressive form of cancer. >> president trump bringing senate republicans to the white house and issuing a new order. >> should repeal and replace, and we shouldn't leave town until this is complete, until this bill is on my desk. >> the white house says the
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president is willing to stay in town so long as smatters are right here on the hill and working on health care. >> the storm is trying to save the baby deer. >> storm's owner says he spotted something in long island sound and jumped in. grabbing hold of a drowning baby deer and dragging it to shore. >> the toilet paper contest which is going on right now. >> look at these beautiful creations. can you imagine, these are made with tp. >> did we nail it? >> what happened there? >> that's her veil. >> so, anyway. >> here we go with that sound effect from marty, did you want to like wrap us in toilet paper? we can do that. that's, that's fun times. >> i'm outta here. >> that's the news for this half hour. i'm outta here. >> that's the news for this half hour.
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making news in america this morning, going free. o.j. simpson will walk out of prison in a matter of months. new reactionover night from nicole brown simpson's sister plus details on where o.j. is expected to live. new this morning the reports saying the president asked his advisers about who he can pardon. plus, how attorney general jeff sessions is reacting after the president expressed regret about nominating him for the job and the shake-up revealed among the president's legal team. breaking overnight a deadly earthquake causing damage in two countries. tourists among the dead. the new video coming in showing the moment the quake struck during a birthday party. we do say good f

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